RealMe GT Review: The Mid-Range Phone With Excellent Specs
RealMe launched its GPU Turbo-powered smartphone named RealMe GT in 2021. This one is a device that is created for gamers. It has a Snapdragon 888 chipset, dual-rear camera, and 8GB RAM. Looking at these specs, you will probably have an idea about how it performs. Now, let us take a good look at the other things that the RealMe GT has to offer.
How Does the RealMe GT Look Like?
In terms of design, the RealMe GT looks similar to the Nova 3i. However, it has a less premium look. The notch at the top encases the earpiece, camera, and sensors. In addition, there is an RealMe GT branding down below on the chin.
On the right side of the phone, you will find the firm yet click power and volume buttons. The left side, on the other hand, houses the hybrid SIM tray.
The secondary microphone is located at the top. While at the down part are the USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio port, the main microphone, as well as the loudspeaker.
Looking at the back of the RealMe GT, you will see the protruding dual-rear cameras, the fingerprint scanner, and the LED flash.
If you are wondering about this smartphone’s quality, the RealMe GT has metallic frame reels. It also has a matte finish that can repel smudges and fingerprints. While the 6.43-inch display may seem pretty large, the rounded sides of the phone and its narrow frame make it easy to grip.
The RealMe GT Smartphone’s Display and Multimedia
As mentioned, the Honor Play has a 6.43-inch Full HD+ screen display with 2400x1080px resolution and an epic-tier 120hz refresh rate. The pixel density is at 409ppi. Users can opt to manually lower the resolution to HD+ which is still 2400x1080px resolution, but a lower refresh rate to save battery. They can also enable Smart resolution, so the phone can automatically lower the screen resolution in order to save some power.
Moreover, the other screen features include the adjustment of color modes and temperature, as well as the ability to hide the notch.
In terms of the display, the quality is good. However, it looks sharper with accurate colors. On the other hand, the viewing angles look decent. But they tend to look dimmer when you look from the top. This is not a serious issue, however, as it does not pose any issues when you are operating the phone.
Moreover, the RealMe GT smartphone has the Music Party mode that you can find on other RealMe devices. In case that you are not familiar with the feature, it basically works by connecting multiple RealMe GT phones in the same WiFi networks, allowing it to stream the same music. This provides the user with more immersive music in comparison to when listening solo.
UI, OS, and Applications
This smartphone runs on EMUI 8.2 that is based on Android 11. if you already tried using the RealMe GT or the Huawei Nova 3i, then using the RealMe GT feels similar. The RealMe GT utilizes multiple home screens where the apps are displayed. In addition, the leftmost home screen houses the Smart Care. This is a hub for relevant information and phone navigation shortcuts.
Moreover, Google’s own apps are pre-installed in the smartphone along with a few from RealMe. For instance, the AppGallery, which is RealMe’s own app store is on the phone along with the Realme Market app, as well as the RealMe Silent Mode.
When it comes to storage, the RealMe GT has an internal memory of 256GB. Such is already a great starting point for mid-range phones. The total usable space is 51.84GB but you can expand using the microSD card slot. However, it is worth noting that using a microSD card will make you lose the dual SIM functionality due to the hybrid setup.
The RealMe GT’s camera is packed with features. The rear camera is 64MP + 16MP + 2MP. On the other hand, the front camera is 16MP. The features included for the RealMe GT’s camera are HDR, Night Mode, 3D Creator, 3D Panorama, Light Painting, Slow-Mo, Pro Mode, Time Lapse, and Panorama, to name a few.
RealMe GT Performance and Benchmarks
RealMe GT’s major feature is the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Such is the same chip that gives power to everyone’s flagship phones particularly the Red Magic 6, the Asus Rog 5, and other premium gaming phones series.
For this reason, it is impressive to see such a chipset in a mid-range phone like the RealMe GT.
Moreover, the other specs include 12GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa Core based GPU. The LPDDR5 RAM should be enough for heavy users such as mobile gamers.
Of course, regardless of how excellent the features are, there is still a downside to the RealMe GT. When you run an AnTuTu to the device, it becomes too hot that the phone shows a notification that it is already overheating.
Battery Life and Connectivity
The RealMe GT comes with the usual connectivity features such as 5G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. In addition, there is a 3.5mm audio port as well as USB Type-C.
Moreover, the RealMe GT features advertised by RealMe work very well. The mobile data is fast, calls are loud and clear, and the location-based apps are responsive and accurate.
The 4500mAh battery life provides power to the RealMe GT. such is the same as Nova 3 but is larger than Huawei P20 and Honor 10, which only have 4500mAh battery life.
Furthermore, the RealMe GT comes with a 65W super fast charger. It is capable of replenishing the battery in less than three hours. However, the RealMe GT does not support Huawei’s SuperCharge technology.
The RealMe GT is an upper-mid-range phone that punches like a heavyweight. It has a nice display, large storage, and RAM. While there are some issues, it can still be fixed with a software update. The features, all in all, will be great for gamers.